Part 2 (of 3) of the Piotrestie performance.
Part 1 (of 3) of the recently shot and edited Piotrestie performance. Images with Alexander J.E. Bradley and William Lounsbury.
Photoset: Brasilia Palace Hotel
Oscar Niemeyer was a Brazilian architect who is considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture. He was best known for his design of civic buildings for Brasília, a planned city that became Brazil’s capital in 1960. His exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of reinforced concrete was highly influential in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Alongside the Palace of Planalto and Our Lady Fatima Church, the Brasilia Palace Hotel was one of the first buildings constructed in Brazil’s new capital. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated in 1958, it hosted important dignitaries like Queen Elizabeth, Indira Ghandi, Dwight Eisenhower and Che Guevara before being devastated by fire in 1978. After facing decades of abandonment and neglect, it was modernised and reopened in 2006.
Sources: www.wikipedia.com, http://paulrobertlloyd.com/
A little documentary I recently assisted in. Shot in Brazil, great stuff, check it out.